Georgian Scottish vernacular Glasgow pattern armchair laburnum c.1820

Georgian Scottish vernacular Glasgow pattern armchair laburnum c.1820

Code: 10426


W: 56cm (22")H: 96cm (37.8")D: 56cm (22")


For sale from W&W Antiques is a beautiful early 19th Century / Georgian period Glasgow pattern armchair from Perthshire / Angus region c.1800-1830.

- This lovely, large laburnum and softwood seated armchair has a beautiful rich dark colour, solid construction and elegant lines.
- This armchair has front legs in the Scottish manner with a traditional taper to the inner and rear faces and the rear legs are swept backwards.  The rear legs also are stepped above the seat on the inner faces.
- The top rail and cross splat are curved.
- The swept arms link with stepped design into the classical urns and into decorative turned bases linking to the front legs.  The right arm (as you sit in the chair) in particular shows some lovely laburnum outer sapwood in lighter patches as the arm curves down towards the front legs.
- Scottish laburnum was used in Perthshire and Angus in particular for furniture making from Laburnum Cytisus Alpinus and enjoyed a peak of activity between 1775 and 1830.  Often referred to as the Scottish mahogany due to a dense and even quality.
- The seat looks to be dark stained softwood or birch.
- The leg stretchers to the front have lovely wear to them and sit low and solidly between the legs for stability.

A lovely vernacular armchair from Perthshire / Angus ready for further decorative utility in a new home.

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